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by jaybird
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Commonwealth Games Part 1 - ADL-BNE on a QantasLink Boeing 717-200
Replies: 5
Views: 2158

Re: Commonwealth Games Part 1 - ADL-BNE on a QantasLink Boeing 717-200

Very nice! Love all the pix and descriptions. My new boss is from ADL too so that was a bonus that you originated there! Thanks!

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by jaybird
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11638

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

Without red-eyes anyone returning from HA will have to overnight on the coast unless one is flying close to CA like LAS/PHX/TUS. Conversely, without red-eye schedules passengers from the Midwest/East will arrive too late in CA to catch the HA flights. WN is really going to have to rely on mostly lo...

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by jaybird
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit
Replies: 59
Views: 7074

Re: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit

Don't know about EU roles - but in the past I've seen many US airlines state "subject to government approvals." Same thing - "if it's legal for us to operate the flight we will, if not we'll cancel the flight." Depends on how small the notation is and where they put it!

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by jaybird
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY route
Replies: 66
Views: 8547

Re: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY rou

Air China and United are both STAR carriers - United was probably aware of it before Air China announced the service.

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by jaybird
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Daniel K. Inouye (Honolulu) Airport to get new $1.1 billion concourse
Replies: 19
Views: 3512

Re: Daniel K. Inouye (Honolulu) Airport to get new $1.1 billion concourse

flyPIT wrote:
Looks like they are going back to a planned layout resembling this, which is good:

Image


AH! Much better shot!

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by jaybird
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Daniel K. Inouye (Honolulu) Airport to get new $1.1 billion concourse
Replies: 19
Views: 3512

Re: Daniel K. Inouye (Honolulu) Airport to get new $1.1 billion concourse

The picture shows a new concourse/terminal built over the current commuter terminal in the top left of the picture. When that will come to be who knows.

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by jaybird
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 8955

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

EA CO AS with the SPIN! Hardly; this is something I've heard repeatedly from locals I know on multiple islands. Dismiss it if you wish, and understand that I'm not hoping for WN to fare poorly. I'm just saying they should probably get the show on the road as quickly as the government and safety par...

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by jaybird
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 8955

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

Yes, and in the investor call he also said our plans are to start service in the 4th qtr, but that we don't have control over ETOPS approval. So, it could be "spun" any way we chose eh? No, WN doesn't do anything quickly, but if their financial success is any indication of metered progres...

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by jaybird
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines A321-271N OAK-OGG Jan 20, 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 7926

Re: Hawaiian Airlines A321-271N OAK-OGG Jan 20, 2018

Nice trip report! For the last 10 days or so in Dec the A321n was flying a single roundtrip HNL-OGG-HNL and I was going to do it - but I couldn't fit it in. Was great to see your report and all the pix .. thanks!

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by jaybird
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!
Replies: 63
Views: 8251

Re: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!

Wow. I find it quite interesting that this service was operated daily. Any idea when it commenced / terminated? I think it's also interesting that they offered service from BWI instead of IAD. UA had non-stop flights on DC-8-62s on BWI-HNL and JFK-HNL in the early 1970s. I didn't know about DTW-HNL...

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by jaybird
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP
Replies: 46
Views: 9738

Re: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP

very nice - thanks for sharing! :-)

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by jaybird
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if: Alaska had widebodies
Replies: 21
Views: 2123

Re: What if: Alaska had widebodies

bad move .. Braniff expansion comes to mind ..

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by jaybird
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insight on the failure of Island Air
Replies: 10
Views: 1855

Re: Insight on the failure of Island Air

For Hawaii - interisland flying is our interisland highway. It's a vital link for the state. Frequency is very important. For business people - knowing that if they finish up early - they can go to the airport and standby for an earlier flight. And having your luggage travel with you - always - is i...

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by jaybird
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insight on the failure of Island Air
Replies: 10
Views: 1855

Re: Insight on the failure of Island Air

Sorry - run by enthusiasts and not just for profit? What a bunch of bull. The problem with IslandAir has been at the top - they could never decide what type of airline they wanted to be. You want to be a niche and complement Hawaiian or you want to go head-to-head? Whatever you do - make up your min...

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by jaybird
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10533

Re: Why no United to Africa?

They have their big Star partner Lufthansa to handle Africa. And the reality is - no matter how much A-netters want everyone to fly everywhere - every airline can't be, and doesn't want to be, everything to everyone. Well, okay, maybe that doesn't apply to Norwegian. ;-) but using the same logic, D...

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by jaybird
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10533

Re: Why no United to Africa?

They have their big Star partner Lufthansa to handle Africa. And the reality is - no matter how much A-netters want everyone to fly everywhere - every airline can't be, and doesn't want to be, everything to everyone. Well, okay, maybe that doesn't apply to Norwegian. ;-)

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by jaybird
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 772 at MIA now?
Replies: 8
Views: 3907

Re: UA 772 at MIA now?

Thanks for the information!
Nice seeing it at MIA .. they've moved the 772 behind the jetblast wall .. but the lights are on now.
Love watching the 2 airport cams on PTZ - MIA and SXM.

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by jaybird
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 772 at MIA now?
Replies: 8
Views: 3907

Re: UA 772 at MIA now?

Sabre flifo shows almost 9 hours late departing MIA .. mechanical? 2UA2711« UA RESPONSE 2711/20NOV P IAD/OUT 1010A L00.40 EST OFF 1100AOPERATIONS P IAD/OFF 1116A P MIA/ON 132P P MIA/IN 140P L01.37 ‡ F MIA/ETD 1000P L08.52 OPERATIONS F GRU/ETA 901A L09.00 D HDQ/IAD MIA PROT UNDER GG CNI VVQ

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by jaybird
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 772 at MIA now?
Replies: 8
Views: 3907

Re: UA 772 at MIA now?

Odd - United doesn't fly MIA GRU. When I look it up in Sabre it shows in schedules UA2711 IAD-MIA-GRU but it doesn't show in availability. And it's not regularly scheduled. Maybe a charter?

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by jaybird
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 772 at MIA now?
Replies: 8
Views: 3907

UA 772 at MIA now?

Monday, 11/2017 .. it's about 435pm Miami local time .. I'm watching PTZ Miami Airport cam. There's a United 772 sitting on a taxi way for awhile just outside of the freight area - there has been 6 full sweeps of the cam. Tried to look up on Flightaware - but don't see anything. United doesn't sched...

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by jaybird
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What building works/developments are going on at London Southend Airport in this photo?
Replies: 8
Views: 2236

Re: What building works/developments are going on at London Southend Airport in this photo?

I think he might mean to the left of the terminal area - instead it it being black asphalt - it's white cement .. and the terminal looks new compared to the older building on the left .. (just guessing) ..

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by jaybird
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 3 might be named for Sen. John McCain
Replies: 17
Views: 4193

Re: PHX Terminal 3 might be named for Sen. John McCain

Beatyair wrote:
Frankly, the whole airport should be named for the man.


Agreed!

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by jaybird
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 3 might be named for Sen. John McCain
Replies: 17
Views: 4193

Re: PHX Terminal 3 might be named for Sen. John McCain

What's going to happen to T2 after the move?

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by jaybird
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian CEO resigns
Replies: 30
Views: 10600

Re: Hawaiian CEO resigns

"The United States Department of Transportation defines a major carrier or major airline carrier as a U.S.-based airline that posts more than $1 billion in revenue during a fiscal year, grouped accordingly as "Group III"." According to FY2017 revenues,[1] there are 18 major carri...

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by jaybird
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Surrenders AOC
Replies: 56
Views: 6530

Re: Eastern Web Site Inoperative

I have my tablet at work set to the Miami Airport webcam .. I've seen EA 737s landing within the last week or so ..

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by jaybird
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/5/2017: AA Adds LGA-PWM, Did AA Lease More DCA slots?; AS/F9 Mexico Cuts
Replies: 53
Views: 9256

Re: OAG Changes 11/5/2017: AA Adds LGA-PWM, Did AA Lease More DCA slots?; AS/F9 Mexico Cuts

Enilria - always look forward to your weekly Sunday posts - thank you!

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by jaybird
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 14442

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

There is no need for new hubs. You will see new or reinforced focus cities but no new hubs. Agreed .. is another hub needed? How many hubs have been opened and closed either because of finances or they didn't serve they need they were intended to serve? The only thing that might change it - Amazon ...

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by jaybird
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United auctioning off chunks of the 747!
Replies: 11
Views: 3155

Re: United auctioning off chunks of the 747!

OH the panels and the windows are gone .. 2-seaters and 3-seaters are left .. 250k and 275k miles respectively for outright purchase. Bidding items go up later.

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by jaybird
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United auctioning off chunks of the 747!
Replies: 11
Views: 3155

Re: United auctioning off chunks of the 747!

The site must be getting hit hard .. I was able to login to MileagePlus/MilesPlus Exclusives - then the link to connect to the 747 auction is timing out ..

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by jaybird
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 18460

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

No one in my office is happy with the higher density on the 772s to/from the mainland. First is 2-4-2 which is not much different width-wise - 19 vs 17.1 according to SeatGuru - and there are no complimentary upgrades any longer except for LAX and SFO. Coach at 3-4-3 when you're trying to do work - ...

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by jaybird
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 280
Views: 37948

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

I suspect with the Mayor of HNL standing shoulder to shoulder on the beach during the announcement, they have an agreement already in place. That was the Governor of Hawaii - not the Mayor of Honolulu. :-) With ETOPS being new to them - I'm guessing their schedule is going to be more limited that w...

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by jaybird
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA's website show a 738 instead of a 7M8 for MIA-LGA 11/29/17
Replies: 10
Views: 3034

Re: Why does AA's website show a 738 instead of a 7M8 for MIA-LGA 11/29/17

SABRE is showing 3 of the flights on 29NOV as MAX 29NOV WED MIA/EST LGA/EST‡0 1AA 1292 J7 D4 I0 MIALGA 7 705A 1003A 7M8 B 0 W DCA /E Y7 B7 H7 K7 M7 L7 G7 V7 S7 N0 Q0 O0 2AA/** 4431 J7 D7 I7 MIALGA 8 545A 845A E75 K 0 XJ DCA /E Y7 B7 H7 K7 M7 L7 G7 V7 S0 N0 Q0 O0 3AA 2520 J7 D7 I7 MIALGA 8 945A 1238P...

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by jaybird
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?
Replies: 47
Views: 4942

Re: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?

Why would NAV Canada get involved at all? From their own website - they are a private company and receive no subsidy from the Canadian government. Is there a relationship between the two? Of course. If the Canadian Government uses them in retaliation they are essentially using a private company for ...

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by jaybird
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44532

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Would love to see HA pick up the 787 and have a fleet of 787s in Hawaiian colors based here in Honolulu!

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by jaybird
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair future strategy
Replies: 26
Views: 3425

Re: Icelandair future strategy

flybynight wrote:
Maybe this is already a topic, but here goes.
I think a flight to Hawaii would be popular for Europeans tired of going to the Canary Islands.


Icelandair to Hawaii - makes absolutely no sense.

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by jaybird
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 89617

Re: United 747 retirement flight announced

United has blocked 47 seats for at least 1 contest they're running for travel agents - they're probably doing special invites with the rest.. Yo, United, how about running something for corporate travel managers who sell a lot of United and live in Hawaii? :-)

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by jaybird
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA and Island Air future interisland aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 2016

Re: HA and Island Air future interisland aircraft

Island Air needs to figure out what they are and start making some money. For Hawaiian it isn't just an issue of engines - they also need a plane that can carry all the passenger's bags and cargo. We had SuperFerry .. huge fiasco .. the state is still paying off on it even though the ships are long ...

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by jaybird
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA has no spare ATR 42s... MKK/OGG INOP
Replies: 17
Views: 3643

Re: HA has no spare ATR 42s... MKK/OGG INOP

Does Hawaiian own/lease the planes? I believe crews are supplied by Empire? Or has that changed?

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by jaybird
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 7597

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

I don't understand the question either - airlines waive fees and let people rebook their flights over a span of dates .. they have to reroute flights, they have to cancel flights, they have to reposition staff, they rebook people .. they're not going to drop empty planes in and sell the seats for th...

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by jaybird
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Navi - any other magazines about the running of an airline?
Replies: 10
Views: 1517

Re: Navi - any other magazines about the running of an airline?

Nice - thanks for sharing! Wish more airlines did it ..

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by jaybird
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?
Replies: 37
Views: 3446

Re: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?

YEARS ago United flew 737s into ILG .. and advertised that they were the only airline to fly to all 50 states ..

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by jaybird
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Selling Airline Tickets
Replies: 11
Views: 1993

Re: Selling Airline Tickets

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by jaybird
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upping the ante in Hawaii
Replies: 135
Views: 21885

Re: UA upping the ante in Hawaii

This really disproves the notion that Hawaii is only a low yield destination. Not necessarily. It could also be seen as a preemptive move. AS/VX will likely add a few flights. HA getting their 321's will likely mean added service, especially from KOA, OGG, and LIH. What I think it does do is put to...

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by jaybird
Fri May 12, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 4000

Re: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?

1978 .. TIA Brazil charter EWR-RIO-EWR .. cheap .. around $499 for air and 7nights hotel in Rio .. 3 of us .. one a smoker .. we ended up in the 2nd or 3rd row from the back - center smoking section .. LONG LONG LONG flights in the smoking section .. flights on time .. I think it was a DC10 both way...

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by jaybird
Fri May 05, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Virgin Australia Tells Woman to Pay $6350+Fees for Change to Married Name
Replies: 27
Views: 2996

Re: Virgin Australia Tells Woman to Pay $6350+Fees for Change to Married Name

I would venture to say that while they purchased the tickets from Virgin Australia - with the places they went to - there were multiple airlines involved in the ticket. I've had the same thing happen with other airlines. If it's all one airline it's easier to correct a name. As soon as the ticket be...

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by jaybird
Tue May 02, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airports in the US operate 24h?
Replies: 46
Views: 7314

Re: Which airports in the US operate 24h?

HNL

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